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Spanish courses with optional Internship & Volunteering in Valencia, year around

Can you imagine learning Spanish in a friendly atmosphere in the heart of a beautiful city like Valencia? In our Spanish courses you will get immersed in our language and culture and learn how to use Spanish in real life.

We have all types of courses including business courses, internship, volunteering, sailing and many more! Courses offered for different age ranges: adults, teenagers and juniors, and for all levels!  Students develop skills that they can immediately practise outside the classroom. Join us! 

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Course Types, Dates & Prices 2017

To book your place on a program, the non-refundable application fee of 80 EUR must be paid. Fees can be paid in USD or by credit card in any currency upon request.

Find the course that meets your interests:

Intensive 20 - This course is designed for students who wish to learn the language and have free time to participate in Spanish culture and life, and make friends. There are 4 classes per day, during the morning or afternoon, lasting from one week.

Intensive 25 - If you want to have an extra lesson everyday focusing only on speaking, this is the course for you. There are 5 lessons per day.

Intensive Plus - This Spanish course is a combination of Intensive 20 and individual classes. There are 5 classes per day, 4 in a group and 1 individual. The individual classes can be adapted to the needs of each student, so that they can use them to study areas in which they are most interested.

Super-intensive - This course is designed for students who wish to develop their communication and linguistic skills in a very intensive course. It is a combination of the Intensive 25 course and private lessons. There are 6 lessons per day, 5 in a group and 1 private. The private lessons are intended to deal with the specific needs of each student.

One to one - Private lessons are available for any level, and the course programme is specially adapted to each student’s needs.

Long-term - This programme is designed for students who wish to study for at least 12 weeks, and who also wish to experience Spanish lifestyle and culture.  There are 4 lessons a day, in the morning or in the afternoon.

Business Spanish - This course is designed for students and professionals who are interested in the world of business in Spanish-speaking countries. Students study specific language and linguistic structures used in business.

Spanish and volunteer work - It is a great opportunity to help people from other cultures, learn about Spain and have fun at the same time. There are many types of projects available: educational and cultural, social, environmental and health care related... you can choose the area that most interests you. You must attend a Spanish course for at least two weeks that you can combine with your voluntary work. The minimum period for the voluntary work is 4 weeks.

Internship programme - programme is only open to full-time students from the EU. This programme combines an intensive Spanish course with an internship of at least 12 weeks working in a company. The internship is considered to be a training program, unpaid. Before starting work experience, you will have to attend a Spanish course of at least 2 weeks. You can choose from any of the intensive courses, but at least B1 level is required. Students interested in this programme should apply a minimum of three months in advance of their preferred starting date.

Spanish and Demi pair - you will be welcomed into the homes of our Spanish hosts as a member of the family. In return, you assist with child care, help with light housework and teach the children of the house your native language. Demi pairs have to be between 17 and 30 years all. The minimum length is 3 months (in summer it might be possible to arrange a shorter period) to 1 year. We only accept Demi pairs who are nationals of the EU, Switzerland, the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Dele preparation course - this course is specially designed to prepare students for the internationally-recognised DELE exams organised by the Cervantes Institute. Structure is 20 general Spanish lessons + 10 exam preparation lessons. Length of the course is 4 weeks. 

Chamber of commerce - this course is designed to prepare students for the Madrid Chamber of Commerce Exam, which evaluates the student’s knowledge of business Spanish and is organised in collaboration with the University of Alcala. Structure is 20 general Spanish +5 lessons to prepare students for the exam. Length of the course is from 1 to 6 weeks.

Preparation for university/PAU - this course is designed for foreign students who wish to complete a university degree in Spain. Number of lessons per week is total 20 classes: 15 exam preparation classes + 3 English classes + 2 Spanish classes. You need to have a minimum level of B1 in Spanish. The course also includes help with the university admission process. Duration is 18 week or 30 weeks.

Spanish on the move 30+ - this course is aimed for students of 30 y.o. or more, who want a Spanish course in a smaller class and with activities designed specifically for them. Structure is 20 general Spanish + 5 hours (2,5h twice a week) of visits and cultural activities "Spanish on the move". Duration is from 1 to 8 weeks. Only summer.

Spanish and sailing -  Our Spanish and Sailing course is aimed at all levels, from the absolute beginner to the experienced sailor. Only summer.

COURSE DATES AND PRICES 2017

Introduction: Welcome!

We are a friendly school that offers Spanish courses of the highest quality. Our goal is to teach you to communicate in Spanish as quickly as possible and at the same time to introduce you to Spanish culture and life.

Overview

  • The objective of our courses is to help you express yourself more fluently in Spanish. Students learn how people use the language in real life, how they speak to each other in the street, how they socialize
  • We concentrate on all of the fundamental language learning skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Classes are either in the morning or afternoon, in small groups, with each lesson lasting 55 minutes
  • All classes are given in Spanish. 
  • In general the number of students per class is between 6 and 10. Since the groups are small in number, the teacher is able to deal with the specific needs of each student on a more personal basis
  • The programme also aims to integrate students into our culture. Visits to cultural centres, museums, other towns, etc. are arranged, in an attempt to ensure that all students are fully immersed in Spanish life

Methodology

Our method combines a traditional grammar approach with a more modern communicative focus. To put it simply, great importance is placed on practising grammar in communicative contexts which reproduce situations you might come across in everyday life.

Levels

The courses are divided up into 6 different levels: from beginner to advanced levels, based on the Cervantes Institute programme, under the directives of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Class material 

You will use a textbook in class, together with supplemental material such as newspaper/press articles, adverts, audio-visual materials etc.

Our teachers

We have a dynamic team of teachers who love teaching Spanish. All of them are native Spanish speakers and university graduates. They have many years of experience and are specialized in teaching foreign students. They use modern materials and methods and ensure that the lessons are interesting and entertaining. The world of teaching is constantly evolving and our teachers are keen to stay up-to-date, incorporating new techniques and materials into their lessons whenever appropriate. 

In addition to teaching Spanish in class, our friendly teachers will accompany you on the extra-curricular activities that we organize, and offer general support during your stay at the school so that you find learning Spanish a pleasant experience.

Certificate 

At the end of the course, students are given an attendance certificate indicating the course taken, the number of hours of study and the level reached, in addition to a detailed report on their progress in each language area.

University credits/Transcript

Our courses are recognised by American universities for obtaining academic credit. Students can get ECTS credits from our Spanish courses; these credits can be transferable to their home university.  

Our courses include

Spanish course/program chosen, Informative dossier, Classroom material and book, Study tutoring, Use of common rooms, Level test, Free Internet connection, Academic report and Certificate of studies.

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Intensive Spanish Class
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City Tour

Optional Accommodation

You will feel comfortable and relax!

You can choose between living with a welcoming and friendly Spanish family, in a shared, private apartment or in a well appointed residence.  We select our host families with the utmost care, ensure that our shared apartments and studios are maintained in good condition and provide general support for students with matters regarding their accommodation.

Host families, from 145 to 215 EUR a week:

  • Living with a Spanish family is the best way to become familiar with the Spanish lifestyle, get to know Spanish customs and practise the language
  •  Most of the families live near the school, the maximum distance from the school to the host is 20 minutes by public transport
  •  Students are lodged in single or double rooms and can choose from three types of board (breakfast, half board or full board). Weekly laundry and cleaning is included

Shared apartments, from 90 to 215 EUR a week:

  • This type of accommodation gives you the chance to live with students from other countries
  • Each apartment has three or four bedrooms and one or two shared bathrooms. All apartments have a fully- equipped kitchen, a lounge with TV, a washing machine and an iron. Bed linen is provided
  • The apartments are located no more than 20 minutes away from the school by public transport
Residence, from 170 to 330 EUR a week:

  • The residence is located in the university campus and there is good transport to and from the school. There are single or double rooms, each room with its own private bathroom, telephone, hot and cold air-conditioning and personal study space
  • The residence has common areas, a TV lounge, 24-hour reception service, a coffee bar, internet access and a dining room 
  • There is a common kitchen for students. If you prefer you can also have your meals in the residence canteen. Breakfast, half board and full board can be arranged
Studios, from 375 to 475 EUR a week:

  • Our studios are located in the Valencia city centre within walking distance of the school
  • They have a lounge with a sofa bed or separate bed, a kitchenette and a bathroom, either for single or double use
  • The accommodation includes bed linen and blankets, access to a fully equipped kitchen and laundry, moderate electricity, gas and water expenses, and cleaning of the common areas every week

Activities: Enjoy your stay in Valencia

We organize activities every month: sports, excursions, parties and many more!

The program of activities and excursions will help you to discover Spanish culture, the friendly attitude of the Spanish and the festive atmosphere of our city. It is the ideal complement to a Spanish course and gives you the chance to practise Spanish in everyday situations, find out what Spain and its culture are like and get to know its people. 

Valencia also offers many opportunities to practise your favourite sports. Near the school there are sports facilities where you can play tennis, basketball, football, squash, or do aerobics, fitness training, or step classes.  We organize many activities every month, most of them are free (there are at least four activities per week totally free) and many others are available at a very low price

Social programme includes activities such as:

  • City tour
  • Welcome Party
  • Picnic on the beach
  • Visit to museums
  • Shopping
  • Film Club
  • Dancing lessons
  • Tapas tour
  • Paella Party
  • Volleyball on the beach
  • Students’ Dinner
  • Visit to the City of Arts & Sciences
  • Visit to the old town
  • Sports competitions
  • Conversation exchanges
  • Cultural Workshops
  • Barbecue parties
This is an example of a weekly programme

  •  Monday: City tour and Welcome party
  • Tuesday: Language workshop “Spanish food”
  • Wednesday: Film in the school
  • Thursday: Visit to a museum or Salsa lessons in the school
  • Friday: Student’s dinner
  • Saturday: Full day excursion to Játiva

Host Family
Shared Apartments
Residence
Studio

Looking forward to seeing you in Valencia!

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Sailing
Students on activities
City tour
Students at school
Students at school
School
Students

Students Reviews &Testimonials

Michal

I met a lot of great people. I will miss the school!

The program gives many great opportunities. The school provides many great activities after classes, it helps to meet people, but most importantly to improve Spanish communication. Teachers are super nice, open-minded and really willing to help with any problems. They are very patient in explaining all grammar rules etc. All classes are in Spanish, which may be hard at the beginning, but with time it's easier and helps to study. I feel like I made a big progress with my Spanish, but the most important thing, I feel more comfortable in speaking Spanish, which was the main reason to study Spanish.  

Michal Grzemski, Poland

This school is the place where people from all over the world meet and pursue a goal: to learn Spanish. I spent eight weeks in this school and it was probably the best schooltime of my life.

Almost every week there comes somebody new into your class and you get in contact with sooo many different people! Also the teachers aren't "usually" teachers, they are a bit like we, they like making jokes and having fun.

And if you haven't got a plan after the class, the school helps you! Just look at the activity plan of the week and experience a lot of cool stuff.

Nadine Beloch, Switzerland

Ben

The teaching methods are superb, really "hammering home" the language so you pick it up so quickly. I highly recommend!

I have always wanted to learn Spanish, and visit everywhere in the country, getting a lot of the culture. I particularly love the pace of life here, and the school has given a good insight into this by organising flenty of trips to showcase Spanish, culture, and Valencian culture in particular. 

Ben Wagon, UK

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